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Family Home, 300 yards from the beach, 2 private docks, Grill!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 1,944 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

We are located in the center of Little Gasparilla Island approximately 100 yards from the bay and 300 yards from the Gulf of Mexico. (See location map) From our home you can fish, crab, or shrimp off one of two private docks, search the miles of white sand beach for exotic sea shells, surf fish the beautiful waters of the gulf, or just relax and enjoy the gorgeous beach that Little Gasparilla Island is famous for.

PLEASE NOTE: Maximum length on a boat is 24 feet.

Access to the island is by your own boat or there is a private water taxi available at a reasonable rate. This lack of a bridge makes LGI unique and adds to it's relaxed atmosphere. There are no paved streets only sand roads with the main mode of transportation golf carts and foot power.

We built this home for our family to use and it has worked perfectly for us and will for you too. There are 4 bedrooms all with king size beds(several can be separated into 2 ex-long twins) with 2 full baths and 2 half baths. There are porches on front and back and 2 decks off the second floor bedrooms. The living area is very open so everyone can be together whether cooking dinner or watching TV.

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The house has everything you need to have a great vacation. From a kitchen complete with all appliances, pots and pans, and a complete selection of spices to beach chairs for relaxing on the beautiful white sand beach. Our house has it all!!

Downstairs is another large deck for relaxing and a large outside shower with hot and cold water.

If you want to rent a golf cart while you are on the island call LGI Carts at 941-815-7554.

More Details

Robert Hedges
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1944 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath in master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath is on main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bath is Jack & Jill(2-1/2 baths w/shower between.)
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 2nd floor. Other half of Jack & Jill bath.
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Downstairs shower(large) w/hot and cold water
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Master is on the main floor and has it's own thermostat.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd floor, has balcony and private access to bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd floor, beds can be split into 2 ex-long twins. Balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2nd floor, bed can be split into 2 ex-long twins. Balcony.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
We have a golf cart that we rent separately from the house for $50/day or $250/week.


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Family Home, 300 yards from the beach, 2 private docks, Grill!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 63 reviews

Best Little Getaway Ever

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the island, the people on the island and everything about the house and the water on both sides! Great place to make family memories and the owners were so gracious and accommodating!

Don't miss an opportunity to have a relaxing but fun filled vacation at Sea Shell Haven!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun for families

  • 5 of 5

Great house close to both docks and the beach. Everything was clean and as described in the listing, plenty of beach chairs, towels, etc. We stayed with 3 kids and the house was well equipped for us, the kids had a blast. We all had a great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large, comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

If you have a large group, this is the best value I've been able to find. The home is spacious and comfortable. We loved the many decks. The owner was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house on a relaxing island!

  • 5 of 5

Nice big rooms, clean house, close to the dock and beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a memorable, cherished time with myself, and 7 of my dearest lifelong friends!

  • 5 of 5

I must admit that upon arrival I was quite shocked by the “out side” appearance of the could use some TLC.

However, thankfully...I was very pleased with the inside of our rental home design/appearance.

Although, there were a few things that required immediate attention (thankfully two of my male friends are quite the handy men!)

Such as the dish washer didn’t work (even after cleaning the trap that was full of grease, etc.) it never worked during our stay.

One of the quest rooms upstairs bed platform was broken & missing a couple of screws that they fixed in order to keep the mattress in place....and from popping, cracking.

It took us forever to just be able to open the sliding door (which my friend also was able to offer maintenance...and suggested more needed.)until we were finally able to get it open, in order to enjoy the back deck.

The smoke detector in our bedroom (again, upstairs) was completely missing, with loose wires exposed.

And, last...but not least, the beach chairs & red wagon are in desperate need of replacement.

Some of the chairs were not even usable from rips & when there are 8 of you arriving the extra wagon is desperately in need in order to bring in luggage, food & supplies needed...even for days that follow.

Please don’t feel that I am out to pick things apart, because my friends and I literally had one of the best times of our lives and were very comfortable in the home.

Our dear friends that reside part-time in FL were able to dock and pick us up on their catamaran to go for daily sails, when we weren’t on the breath taking beautiful beach!

The location of the home was perfect for us...right in between the beach & the dock to meet our friends!

However, being a professional & business owner myself, I would certainly want these things brought to my attention, in order to succeed any expectation from guests.

We are definitely looking forward (already) to our next visit to Little Gasparilla Island!

Thank you a million times over!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an Amazing Place! Had Everything We Needed. A Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

What an great house! Very roomy. Great amenities. Right in the middle of the island, close to everything. We really enjoyed our time and are looking for a time when we can go back for a longer visit. Would definitely recommend this awesome home!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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